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#SciFi, #AI – Distributed Ground Station – Australia (DGS-AUS) Operations in 2030 – Rodney Barton

We welcome Rodney Barton back to The Central Blue for his first short story, exploring the potential future of the planned Distributed Ground Station - Australia.   It was a good day for a coup. [...]

By |July 7th, 2019|Categories: 5th Generation Air Power, AI, Royal Australian Air Force, Science Fiction|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on #SciFi, #AI – Distributed Ground Station – Australia (DGS-AUS) Operations in 2030 – Rodney Barton

Operation Carthage: Precise Inaccuracy – Damien Hare

We are very pleased to welcome Damien Hare to the Central Blue with his fascinating exploration of Operation Carthage and its implications for contemporary operations. The popular perception of bombing in World War II is [...]

By |June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Air Power, History, Royal Australian Air Force|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Operation Carthage: Precise Inaccuracy – Damien Hare

#Scifi, #AI – It has always been thus – Jason Begley

Fiction is playing an increasingly important role in shaping the debate and discussion on the future of warfare. In this short story, Jason Begley explores the enduring nature of technology’s influence on the conduct of [...]

By |June 9th, 2019|Categories: Fiction, Science Fiction, Technology|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on #Scifi, #AI – It has always been thus – Jason Begley

#selfsustain – National support now – a new narrative for the mobilisation of a nation – Part Two – David Beaumont

David Beaumont, of Logistics in War, returns to the Central Blue with the second of his two posts on the relationship between Defence and the national support base, David examines how these issues were addressed [...]

By |June 2nd, 2019|Categories: #Selfsustain, Australian Defence Force, Logistics, National Power, Strategy|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on #selfsustain – National support now – a new narrative for the mobilisation of a nation – Part Two – David Beaumont

#selfsustain – A new narrative for the mobilisation of a nation – Part One – David Beaumont

We welcome David Beaumont, of Logistics in War, back to the Central Blue to continue the #selfsustain series in support of the Williams Foundation’s seminar in Canberra on 11 April 2019. In this first of [...]

By |May 26th, 2019|Categories: #Selfsustain, Australian Defence Force, Capability Development, Strategy|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on #selfsustain – A new narrative for the mobilisation of a nation – Part One – David Beaumont

#SelfSustain – Breaking the (recent) paradigm – Keirin Joyce

We welcome Keirin Joyce to the Central Blue to continue the conversation he began with his presentation at the Williams Foundation’s #selfsustain seminar in Canberra on 11 April 2019. At the seminar, Keirin challenged us [...]

By |May 19th, 2019|Categories: #Selfsustain, Air Power, Australian Army, Australian Defence Force, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on #SelfSustain – Breaking the (recent) paradigm – Keirin Joyce